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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 27 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 23 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience with Hot Air Adventures on our first Balloon Ride. Captain Mike England, Jason and the rest of the staff were first rate and made sure we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Hot Air Adventures.More

Thank James P
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello James, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Mike, Jason and the crew. Floating over our beautiful desert as the sun warms it, is a great experience, we so agree. Thank you for spending a morning with us...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. Loved our crew Kyle and Todd. They made today very special. This was the experience of a lifetime, we recommend Hot Air Expeditions.... We are afraid of heights and it was a little funny feeling at take off but it...More

Thank Ivette L
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Ivette, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time hot air ballooning with Kyle and Todd. We think the world of them, as well. Isn't it a wonderful experience when time and space just fade away and you are able to appreciate, without...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! We selected the private sunrise tour and had a unforgettable and romantic ride. Our pilot Kyle played a big role in making this a special experience for us. His knowledge of Arizona and hot air balloon history was very entertaining! Our...More

Thank Kelsey H
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Kelsey, We are all humbled by your kind review. It does make all the difference when people really care about what they do. Floating over our beautiful desert in a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience, we could not agree more. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kyle and Anthony were terrific guides- professional and full of information. They explained the entire ballooning process and also gave us information of balloon festivals near our hometowns. Would highly recommend !More

Thank Caroline M
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Caroline, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with Kyle and Anthony! The ballooning process is quite interesting, we must agree. And, if you enjoyed floating over the desert in a hot air balloon, you will surely enjoy attending a balloon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with Gary as our driver and Tommy as our pilot and had an amazing time! Thought it was going to be scary, but not at all! Def recommend!More

Thank Destiny S
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Destiny, Thank you for spending a morning with Pilot Tommy, Gary and the crew! We think that hot air ballooning over our beautiful desert is amazing as well. What you experienced was balloon magic, time and space fade away and you get to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First balloon ride and it was nice. The scenery didn’t change much as we were over a residential area most of the time. Captain was a little too grouchy for my liking. Also when paying, it was a bit awkward because he was standing right...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st time on a hot air balloon ride and the expierence was AMAZING! This company was professional from the time of booking until my departure after the ride. I highly recommend them.More

Thank marilizma718
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Marilizma, It is amazing floating over our beautiful desert, we so agree! And, we are thrilled that your enjoyed your very first flight with us. We do all love what we do and it is very nice to hear that it shows. Thank you...More

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Shilpiee
24 October 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi there, great question! We tend to recommend the morning flight, as the flights are typically a tad longer, 60-90 minutes for the morning flight vs. 45-60 minutes for the sunset flight. The morning flights typically have... More
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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
4 January 2017|
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Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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